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Episode 38: Crochet & Knitting Design & Self-Publishing Mini Series 3: Polishing Your Pattern

Sharing is caring! emailFacebookLinkedinPinterestTwitter You can subscribe to the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show on iTunes or Stitcher! And, of course, you can listen to today’s episode from within the post. This Week’s Episode I’m continuing my Crochet & Knitting Design & Self-Publishing Mini Series by talking about polishing your pattern through editing and formatting. If you’re new to self-publishing, or …

Episode 37: Crochet & Knitting Design & Self-Publishing Mini Series 2: Drafting Your Pattern

Sharing is caring! emailFacebookLinkedinPinterestTwitter You can subscribe to the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show on iTunes or Stitcher! And, of course, you can listen to today’s episode from within the post. This Week’s Episode I continue the Crochet & Knitting Design & Self-Publishing Mini Series with a focus on Drafting Your Pattern. In today’s episode, I talk about drafting the written pattern (including …

Episode 25: 8 Tips for Contracting with Your First Tech Editor

In this week’s episode, I share 8 tips for contracting with a tech editor for the first time for your indie patterns. Even if you have worked with tech editors in the past when your work was third-party published, you may find the experience of finding and hiring a tech editor for your self-published patterns daunting.

8 Tips for Contracting with Your First Tech Editor
Ask yourself why are you getting your patterns tech edited and what you expect from a tech editor
Always check references
Find out what the rates mean
Choose someone who responds promptly
Get an estimate
Start with one pattern
Check your pattern before sending it out
Review the experience before contracting again
These tips will help make the experience of working with a tech editor for your self-published patterns more manageable and will minimize the costs as well.

For more detailed show notes, visit http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/25

Do you have other tips (or questions) about contracting with a tech editor for the first time as an indie? Or, are you a tech editor with suggestions of ways designers can work with you more closely? Leave a comment below, Tweet me at @cyeshow, add me to your G+ circle at +mariesegaresundergroundcrafter and send me a note, or leave a message at 646-713-8973.

Episode 3: 8 Tips for Organizing Your First Pattern Test

Are you considering organizing your first pattern test? Even though this topic is aimed at designers, there are many other indie yarn-related businesses that might want to do a market test for a new physical or digital product who might find these tips helpful.